As serious as the MasterCraft ProStar models are about skiing and as focused on wakeboarding as the X-Star is, the 20-foot MariStar 200 specializes in fun. This wakeboard and ski boat is a blast – plain and simple. Actually, there’s nothing plain about the functional design, capped with that two-pronged ultra-wide bow. And the engineering is far from simple, since the wakeboard and ski boat has responsive handling and terrific wakes, especially for wakeboarding. Built to MasterCraft’s construction standards and wrapped in luxury, the 200 is ready for the next weekend.
Sure, the MariStar 200 can certainly serve as a typical family cruiser. But so can a lot of comparable stern-drives. What really sets the 200 apart–and what will really blow the minds of I/O buyers taking a test drive–is the astonishing wake-crafting capability of this boat. The engineers who designed this hull are the ones to thank. It’s the same as the one used on the very popular X-2, which in turn shares characteristics of the step design on the X-30 and X-45. Rather than having a bottom that flattens out as it approaches the transom, the deadrise maintains much of its angle to keep a V shape. That’s all the better to carve wakeboarding wakes. The steps also help to set the stern deeper in the water at slower speeds. Serious wakeboarders can outfit the 200 with a great ballast system to go even bigger.
This 200 also works well for everything from wake surfing and skiing to tubing. Even when there’s someone tugging on the boat back and forth across the wakes, the 200 stays on a rail.
Dry weight: 3,350 lb.
Draft: 27 in.
Load capacity: 1,609 lb.
Fuel capacity: 45 gal.
Storage capacity: 90 cu. ft.
Bow 13 cu. ft.
Center: 33 cu. ft.
Rear: 44 cu. ft.
Platform: 14 sq. ft.
Interior gunwale height: 31 in.
Sun-pad area: 21 sq. ft.
Base price: $55,610
Engine: Indmar RTP-1 5.7L, 310 hp
Cruise: MasterCraft Cruise
Prop: OJ 14.25 x 14.5 4-blade
Stereo: AM/FM/CD Clarion deck with MP3 input, four JL Audio speakers, armrest remote
Driver’s seat: Swivel, bolster
Dash: Vacuum-formed with billet-trimmed gauges
Gauges: 2.25 in., 4 in., 5 in.
Gas fill: Port
Cooler: 36 qt., built-in
Cup holders: 12, stainless steel
Rub rail: Stainless steel
Graphics: MasterCraft logo
Colors: 21 exterior choices in five color ways; two base interior colors and 11 accents
Engine: Indmar MCX 5.7L, 350 hp; Indmar LY6 6.0L, 400 hp
Ballast: 650 lb. rear bag; gauge
Racks: Swivel, clamp
Wake shaper: Attitude-adjustment plate
Stereo: Amp, subwoofer, CD changer, driver remote, transom remote, swivel speaker cans
Platform: Fiberglass with rubber
Trailer: Single or tandem axle with disc brakes
Misc.: Heater, shower, bow filler cushion, Bimini top, Saltwater Series package